By Shirley MacLaine
A humorous, fierce, ingenious memoir chronicling New York occasions bestselling writer and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s impressive studies filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extreme thoughts her time there introduced forth of a prior existence at the misplaced continent of Atlantis.
Her agent advised her to not get at the aircraft. The male leads weren’t even solid. The financing used to be shaky at top. The script have been re-written numerous occasions. And but whatever approximately Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s position shoot within the distant Canary Islands—and instantly to the heart of 1 of the main exciting and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.
The making of the movie reads like a screwball comedy, because the solid and workforce face unpredictable day-by-day hindrances with ingenuity, grit, and private sacrifice. but the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new realizing of the death of 1 of history’s such a lot elusive but ceaselessly exciting areas. students have lengthy theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the strong misplaced continent of Atlantis. because the motion picture set descends into pandemonium, Shirley reveals attention-grabbing corollaries among the island’s cataclysmic destiny and our personal harmful trajectory. do we examine the teachings the electorate of Atlantis did not comprehend?
The resolution is borne out of recovered stories from Shirley’s previous existence on Atlantis and during a sequence of meditations that display the need of unfettered mind's eye whilst searching for daring new truths, rendering this evocative memoir crucial examining for somebody looking a broader realizing of what it potential to be human—both the place we got here from and the place we're going.
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Extra resources for Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure
Although most psychoanalysts in the 1950s thought of mind in nonbiological terms, a few had begun to discuss the biology of the brain and its potential importance for psychoanalysis. Through the Krises, I met three such psychoanalysts: Lawrence Kubie, Sidney Margolin, and Mortimer Ostow. After some discussion with each of them, I decided in the fall of 1955 to take an elective at Columbia University with the neurophysiologist Harry Grundfest. At the time, the study of brain science was not an important discipline at many medical schools in the United States, and no one on the NYU faculty was teaching basic neural science.
Denise simply gave the issue of money short shrift. It was of no importance, she insisted. Her father, who had died a year before I met her, had advised his daughter to marry a poor intellectual because such a man would value scholarship above all and would strive to pursue exciting academic goals. Denise believed she was following that advice (she certainly married someone who was poor), and she always encouraged me to make bold decisions that favored my doing something genuinely new and original.
Much as Anna influenced my thinking about psychoanalysis, Denise influenced my thinking about both empirical science and the quality of life. She also strengthened in me the sense of being a Jew and a Holocaust survivor. Denise's father, a gifted mechanical engineer, came from a long line of rabbis and scholars and had trained as a rabbi in Poland. He left Poland when he was twenty-one years old and went to Caen in Normandy, France, where he studied mathematics and engineering. Although he became an agnostic and stopped going to synagogue, he kept an impressive collection of Hebrew religious texts in his large library, including the Mishnah and a Vilna edition of the Talmud.
Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure by Shirley MacLaine